What's Causing Your Thinning Hair?
Thinning hair has a number of causes. If you're experiencing hair loss and noticeable thinning, a visit to your doctor will give you reassurance that an undiagnosed health issue isn't causing the problem. Possible causes of thinning hair include an under-active thyroid, autoimmune problem, nutritional deficiency or recent weight loss due to crash dieting. If you have a nutritional deficiency or an underactive thyroid, correcting the problem should help the hair loss. Pregnancy, hormonal changes, stress and medications may also contribute to thinning hair. In addition, some women notice their hair thins after menopause. There's also a genetic component to hair loss.
Hair Care and Shampoos for Thinning Hair
Many people with thinning hair are healthy and don't have an identifiable cause for their thinning hair. In some people with thinning hair, their hair follicles are sensitive to a hormone called DHT that both men and women have in their body. If this is the case, a shampoo that contains DHT blockers helps reduce build-up of DHT and address the problem of thinning hair.
Lupinus Albus leaf extract is an ingredient in some hair regrowth shampoos. This natural ingredient blocks the activity of an enzyme that produces DHT, a hormone linked with hair loss. Research suggests it may increase blood flow to hair follicles so they receive more oxygen and nourishment. It also extends the active growth phase for the follicles. The result is an increase in hair density.
Another option for targeting the problem of thinning hair is growth stimulating hair care
shampoos. These shampoos contain natural ingredients including amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. These ingredients bind to and reinforce each hair shaft making your hair look thicker and fuller. At the same time, the ingredients nourish each hair follicle to help them function better.
Also available are hair thickening shampoos and hair building shampoos with ingredients like keratin protein that stick to and reinforce each hair strand. Keratin is the component that gives hair its structure and strength. These shampoos make hair look thicker and fuller immediately with continued improvement through regular use. These shampoos also improve the appearance of fine hair.
The Bottom Line
A number of hair regrowth
shampoos are available to meet the needs of thinning hair. Some work by blocking the effects of DHT on hair follicles and by increasing blood to the follicles so they get more nourishment. Other shampoos for thinning hair help thicken each individual hair strand by depositing keratin protein or amino acids. When using these shampoos, don't forget to use a conditioner
to make your hair more manageable so you can avoid tugging and pulling on your hair. back to top »
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